Staff at Burntisland Fabrication, or BiFab, have agreed to continue working on their current order even though they might not be paid, union leaders said. Emergency talks have been taking place at the engineering company after it warned it was on the verge of appointing administrators. BiFab has a workforce of about 1,400 people at yards in Fife and Lewis. Unions said staff had agreed to a “work-in” to ensure the contract they are working on remained at their yards. Bifab said it was “actively in discussion” to consider options to allow it to continue trading. The company has yards in Burntisland, Methill and at Arnish on Lewis and said its workforce comprised of 251 permanent staff and 1,132 agency workers. It builds large-scale equipment for the offshore oil and gas industry, as well as platforms for offshore wind turbines and tidal generators.

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Energy policies around the world could see renewables making up two-fifths of power generation by 2040, the International Energy Agency has said.

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Published: 14 November 2017